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Postby Rhakios » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:06 am

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:retro is always cool 8)
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Yeah! Bring back smallpox and typhoid, they are way retro!
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:14 am

the funny thing about retro is that it's always cool, but the things that are determined retro were always crap at the time like puma for instance,you may as well have worn a pair of asda trainers as a pair of puma,they had about the same level of coolness. now i get dragged into shops to buy my daughter a pair for £70 :shock: it's puma :shock:
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:25 am

So... people liked smallpox and typhoid?

I think there is something wrong with you theory there 1sf (troll).
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:36 am

maybe it gave them something to take their minds off the rickets?
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:41 am

Your theory also confirms my opinion that the ZX81 was crap :)
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:43 am

no rhakios not crap :roll: retro :D
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:44 am

Well, it couldn't have been retro when I had one as it wasn't old enough, so it must have been crap :P
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:55 am

ok it was crap :roll: why are you not at work? when i type in
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which java
rpm -ql java | grep bin/
locate java | grep bin/

it says warning database more that 8 days old rather than locating it :? is this right?
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:09 am

There is a deamon that updates the locate database, as it usually runs at night it might not have been updated if you always shut your computer down.
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:17 am

i'll leave it on tonight,thanks again :D
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:33 am

It's called holiday.
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Postby guy » Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:28 pm

I don't believe all you young Linux babes ranting on about your first games using real graphics on real TV sets!

My first computer was a Science of Cambridge Mk 14 - Clive Sinclair's first hobby computer. I had to solder it together from a kit of parts, it featured a revolutionary calculator-style numeric display and Hexadecimal keypad. Oh, the joy of playing Moon Landing after a mere hour or so of keying in machine code. I got so I could pilot that lunar module like Biggles' ghost...

And command shell users think they're hard. Bah! Snort! Waffle drone ... in my young day ... lucky to eat our gravel warm for breakfast ... babble ...
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Postby Flea » Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:25 am

guy wrote:I don't believe all you young Linux babes ranting on about your first games using real graphics on real TV sets!

My first computer was a Science of Cambridge Mk 14 - Clive Sinclair's first hobby computer. I had to solder it together from a kit of parts, it featured a revolutionary calculator-style numeric display and Hexadecimal keypad. Oh, the joy of playing Moon Landing after a mere hour or so of keying in machine code. I got so I could pilot that lunar module like Biggles' ghost...

And command shell users think they're hard. Bah! Snort! Waffle drone ... in my young day ... lucky to eat our gravel warm for breakfast ... babble ...


Heh heh, you're old *points and stares*, hey everyone check out the old guy [nelson]ha ha[/nelson] :wink:
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Postby hairymunky » Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:41 pm

:) Been there, did that, spent every last penny I had playing galaxians while on holiday in Blackpool (some building in the pleasure beach I think ~ cant remember) ... quite scary to think it was around 20-25 years ago, makes me feel old :(
ended up saving all my pocket money to buy it for my Spectrum .... god those were the days
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Postby mazebane » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:13 pm

I was very happy to see this article as i can now run my emulators under linux instead of windows and my 6 year old son loves playing sonic and gnome nibbles, now all i have to do is get elite and chuckie egg working and my speccy days can be reborn!
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